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Firms that design, build or market housing for the mature market are invited to apply for the 2012 Best of 50+ Housing Awards ― the industry’s most prestigious national awards program honoring excellence in the market serving boomers and beyond.
Entry forms are due on Nov. 7. Entry packages are due Nov. 21.
The NAHB 50+ Housing Council has added 13 new competition categories.
Sponsored by Lowe’s Commercial Services, the awards also highlight innovation and quality housing and showcase the best in active-adult and service-enriched communities across the country.
Among the 44 categories are awards for specific-built projects — including individual homes, rental and for-sale communities, green building, best use of universal design principles, best integration of technology and best streetscape or neighborhood.
The competition also includes design awards for 50+ housing projects that are on the architectural drawing board.
This year, there will also be awards for lifestyle amenities and programs including the best fitness/wellness program, best lifestyle program and best dining/cafe experience.
In addition, the 2012 Best of 50+ Housing Awards will honor the best in several marketing categories.
The awards are presented to active adult communities, , rental communities, assisted living communities, remodeled homes and repositioned communities, as well as homes built with green features and technology or built according to universal design principles.
Winners will be announced on Feb. 9 during the 2012 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando.
To read profiles of past winners in NAHB’s 50+ Housing Online Magazine, click here.
To apply and for information on categories, entry deadlines and more, visit Call for Entries.
“Right House, Right Place, Right Time: Community and Lifestyle Preferences of the 45+ Housing Market,” available through NAHB BuilderBooks, will help determine the right design, home features and amenities to attract boomer home buyers in your market.
Author Margaret A. Wylde guides readers through the latest survey results on this important consumer group and explains what their responses mean for today’s and tomorrow’s home building industry.
To view or purchase this publication online, click here, or call 800-223-2665.